1. University of Massachusetts hires new administrator, Jason Irizarry, to expand partnership, presence in Springfield

    University of Massachusetts hires new administrator, Jason Irizarry, to expand partnership, presence in Springfield

    The effort to expand the presence of the University of Massachusetts in the city of Springfield took a significant step forward this week with the college’s decision to hire a new administrator to help achieve those plans.  Jason Irizarry of Storrs, Conn., who has educational and employment ties to Western Massachusetts, was hired to the new position of “Director of Urban Education” at the university’s College of Education, officials announced Thursday.

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    1. They know they can play an integral part, and Springfield can play an integral part, not only in education but as an economic development catalyst.
    2. Jason is committed to the preparation of effective and engaged educators and improving the lives of children and youth, especially in urban settings and struggling schools.
    3. The effort is to think about other ways we can truly collaborate and extend this partnership we have.
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